How do I diagnose the problems with a TRANE air conditioner? Before deciding on how to do diagnose your air conditioner repair issues, you need to know about your office or home AC system. There are a number of air conditioning system components you should know about that affect the Trane AC performance. When air conditioning systems develop a mechanical fault or break down, many individuals try repairing it themselves without understanding the main concepts involved. However, it may be possible for you to carry out regular basic service. Air conditioning, heating and ventilation should always be left for qualified professionals to carry out the repairs. HVAC repair is more complex and requires competent and qualified professionals.
Simple office and home air conditioners use air flow principles to achieve comfort. Two discrete parts, this include the evaporator and condenser. In the condenser unit, Freon gas is normally put under high pressure and forced through a heat exchanger, this it will remove a good amount of heat from the gas and converts it into liquid. It is passed through expansion valve to the evaporator, the liquid gas expands and starts evaporating into a gas, the latent heat of vaporization required for this process is drawn from the environment, and the air is then cooled and blown into the room. The gas gets heated up by the room temperature and goes back into the condenser and the process continues.
The condenser and evaporator are always sealed units and it is hard for you to carry out air conditioning repair by yourself, you will be forced to seek the help and service of a trained professional. What you are required to do is make sure everything is clean and no dirt is surrounding your system. You can try carrying out simple repairs but not ac repair. The following are air conditioner repair and service tips:
System failure to run: Check all the fuses. If they are ok, check the thermostat and ensure it is set correctly to the recommended temperatures. Try raising and lowering it five degrees higher or lower. If it fails to work you need to hire a professional ac repair.
No cooling- again, try checking the thermostat. Raise or lower it. If it does not respond, try checking on the intake of air in the condenser. It might have been blocked by the dirt. Ensure all the fins on the fan are straight, if not straight try working on it and make them straight. If it fails to work, then contact a professional air conditioner repair.
Erratic cooling- correcting this fault you are required to clean the condenser thoroughly and carefully removing all the dirt and other materials which might be contributing to failure of your air conditioner. If the problem still persists hire air conditioner repair engineer or technician to fix the problem.
The evaporator and condenser normally is a sealed unit that is why it is so difficult for homeowners carry out any ac repairs. A dirty or blocked evaporator is the simple problems you try fixing on your own. If you regularly service you air conditioner chances of you experiencing these problems are minimal.
It is advisable to hire skilled air conditioner repair services, but before you decide to hire one they should provide you with a good estimate of how much are they going to charge for their services. Also, ensure they have given you a good guarantee for the time and parts they going to install.